Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore Playboy Reporters Pass

  • 2019-09-04
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Federal Judge Orders White House to Restore Playboy Reporters Pass
 
The Playboy reporter who confronted former administration official Sebastian Gorka in the Rose Garden has had his press pass restored.

The White House revoked the pass after the confrontation.

According to Town Hall:

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Trump Administration to restore the press pass of Brian Karem, Playboy's Senior White House reporter. 

"Karem has shown that even the temporary suspension of his pass inflicts irreparable harm on his First Amendment rights," U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote in his opinion.

 

The decision to revoke Karem's hard pass began at the beginning of August when Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham informed the Playboy reporter that a "preliminary decision" had been made in regards to his press access. The decision came after Karem got into a verbal altercation with Sebastian Gorka in the Rose Garden. 

At the time, Karem was upset because President Donald Trump wasn't taking questions during a presser following his social media summit. He made a remark about those people being “prone to demonic possession.” That's when Gorka became upset.

The Trump administration has suffered the second defeat in the attempt to revoke press passes. A judge previously forced the White House to return Jim Acosta's pass after CNN sued.

 Source: TTN

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